Stop Drinking Juice!

Reading Time: 2 minutes Recently I conducted a survey asking my friends, students, clients, and anyone else I came in contact with, which juices, if any, they had in their refrigerator. So now I’m asking you. If you’re not sure, please go take a … Continued

Best Spices To Use For Fat Loss

Reading Time: 2 minutes Want to spice up your life AND burn some fat? Who doesn’t, right? Not only can spices save an otherwise boring, though healthy meal, it turns out certain spices can help with fat loss and help you burn body fat … Continued

Optimizing Brain Health Means Eating Without Stress

Reading Time: 3 minutes Do people ask you about what you eat? If you asked me that question I’d say YES. What I eat seems to be a subject people are curious about. For years when it comes to nutrition, people have been trying … Continued

What Is Sea Salt?

Reading Time: 2 minutes Although I mention salt often, I recently received a good question: “What’s the difference between sea salt, kosher salt, and table salt?” Salt has become very trendy, yet we also receive messages about reducing sodium intake. Confusing, right? Chemically speaking, there is little … Continued

How To Keep Muscle As You Age

Reading Time: 3 minutes Keeping your muscle as you age is ESSENTIAL! I don’t use the word ESSENTIAL very often, but in this case I’d yell that first line I wrote from the rooftops. Maintaining muscle will keep you healthy, fit and functional, and I guarantee the … Continued

Fat Loss Tips For Vegetarians

Reading Time: 2 minutes I was talking with a nutritionist who specializes in counseling vegetarians and helping them lose fat. I asked her for three valuable corrections to a vegetarian diet if someone wanted to lose fat, and then realized they are good pieces of advice for … Continued

Chickpeas: Healthy, Affordable, Versatile

Reading Time: 3 minutes I can’t think of a more versatile legume that is healthy, affordable and always in my cabinet ready to be called into service. A standing ovation, please, for chickpeas! Let’s take a look at the many benefits of chickpeas and … Continued

Eggs: Your Questions And Answers

Reading Time: 2 minutes If you’ve been reading these newsletters for any length of time you know how I feel about eggs. I love ’em! So let’s take a look at why. Are eggs good for you? As I’ve said before, I’m not sure … Continued

What Are Gluten-Free Grains?

Reading Time: 3 minutes Many people must avoid gluten because of Celiac’s disease. However, even if that’s not the case for you, it’s fun to learn about and experiment with these gluten-free grains and know your options. Nutritionally, these grains add more benefit to … Continued

SALT: Is It Healthy Or Unhealthy?

Reading Time: 2 minutes To salt or not to salt? That is the question, and it’s a good one at that. Is salt in the diet of concern to you? To some folks, salt is a four letter word. However, for centuries it’s been … Continued

5 Tips For Eating Your Way To Beautiful Skin

Reading Time: 2 minutes Is eating your way to beautiful skin possible? I think it is. Eating a healthy diet definitely makes for healthy skin. After all, your skin is your largest organ and its health is an inside out job, despite the myriad … Continued

Tips For How To Cut Back on Added Sugar

Reading Time: 2 minutes Seems like I’m always talking about and looking for ways to cut back on sugar. I recently read that for the past 100 years in the United States, blood pressure has been rising. Today, 30% of American adults are diagnosed … Continued

3 Easy to Use Health and Nutrition Tips

Reading Time: 3 minutes Some assorted health and nutrition information for you this week! There are many benefits of eating yogurt, so let’s dig in and learn more. ** Yogurt may be one of the greatest foods on Earth. The bacteria in yogurt break … Continued

What Is Cherimoya and What Are The Health Benefits?

Reading Time: 3 minutes Almost every time I write an article with suggestions about eating healthier, eating more fiber, or eating less sugar, I receive dozens of emails asking me for some recipes. Since it’s been a while since I wrote you with some recipe ideas, I … Continued

Eat Apples To Lose Weight and Stay Healthy

Reading Time: 2 minutes Trying to lose a few pounds? Eat a plate of apple wedges before each meal. Eating a bit of high-fiber fruit such as apple or pear before each meal is a proven weight-loss booster. Here’s what you need to know … Continued

Why Is Fiber So Important For Health?

Reading Time: 2 minutes In the past few weeks I’ve received a few questions about the use of fiber products. When you ask, I listen and then I write! Knowing about the health benefits of fiber is important. Most nutrition-conscious people today are aware … Continued

Why Green Tea Boosts Your Metabolism

Reading Time: 2 minutes Do you know that green tea boosts your metabolism? However, when your body adjusts to the active ingredients, the boosting effect stops. What can you do? How Green Tea Boosts Metabolism Try cycling your green tea intake. Drink it for … Continued

How What You Eat Affects Sleep

Reading Time: 2 minutes If your brain is too excited, you’ll likely have trouble falling asleep. One of the things that may be happening is that your brain is excited from TOXINS. This may also be the case if you have trouble staying asleep. … Continued

7 Tips For Losing Weight And Keeping It Off

Reading Time: 4 minutes Do you struggle to maintain weight loss long-term? It’s not easy to maintain a healthy weight. While fad-diets might help you drop pounds, keeping weight off is challenging. Research shows that 95% of dieters regain lost weight within one to … Continued

Fad Diets Don’t Work! Here’s What DOES Work!

Reading Time: 3 minutes Do you know the world’s best diet? Yes, there is one that experts have been ranking BEST for years now. Studies show it does everything, including helping you maintain a healthy weight, improving your heart health, and reducing symptoms of … Continued

Best Six Foods That Help Fight Colds and Flu

Reading Time: 2 minutes We’ve all been told “chicken soup” when we’re under the weather, but there are other foods that are known to help your immune system fight off those nasty cold and flu bugs, too. Here are the top six foods to … Continued

Pre-Workout Nutrition: What to Eat Before A Workout

Reading Time: 3 minutes Do you think much about what to eat before you workout? Whether it’s from my yoga students, personal training clients or runners I’m coaching, it’s a common question people ask me. So let’s take a closer look at pre-workout food … Continued

Is It Necessary To Drink Milk And Eat Dairy Products?

Reading Time: 3 minutes Is drinking milk and eating dairy products a mistake? The answer can be confusing. You’ll be better able to decide for yourself when you have accurate information, so let’s see if we can get clear on some Milk Matters! What … Continued

Is the Oprah Syndrome a Good or Bad Thing?

Reading Time: 2 minutes There’s something I call the Oprah Syndrome. Maybe you call it the Dr. Oz Syndrome. Whatever you call it, the syndrome has the same effect on people. Let me give you an example to illustrate the Oprah Syndrome. What is … Continued

6 Best Brain Foods to Boost Your Brain and Memory

Reading Time: 2 minutes A great diet is necessary for optimal brain and memory function. Eating the best brain foods that contain high amounts of antioxidants helps your body, brain, and memory stay young. Eating foods rich in antioxidants, which include many fruits and … Continued

What Is Hara Hachi Bu?

Reading Time: 4 minutes Hara hachi bu is a Japanese term meaning “Eat until you’re 80% full.” It originated in the city of Okinawa. People use this advice to control their eating habits. Interestingly, Okinawans have one of the lowest rates of illness from … Continued

Are Acai Berries Good For Your Brain?

Reading Time: 2 minutes By now you’re thinking, “Should I believe all the marketing information about Acai berries?” Maybe you’ve even asked people who keep up on the healthiest foods what they think about Acai berries? Many people are calling it a wonder cure. … Continued

Stevia: Overview, Uses, Benefits

Reading Time: 3 minutes During an outing with a friend last weekend, he started telling me that one of his neighbors has this fantastic plant growing in his yard. He said, “It’s a new kind of plant that grows a sweetener. Have you heard … Continued

Negative Affects of Sugar on the Brain

Reading Time: 3 minutes Are you much of a soda drinker? Do you drink sugary sodas on a regular basis? If you have an addiction to sugary sodas or know someone who does (and I think we all do), please pay careful attention. Sugar … Continued

Is Garlic Good For The Brain?

Reading Time: 3 minutes Do you enjoy garlic? I sure do. It not only pleases my palate but it has a long list of health and brain benefits as well. Garlic’s properties may indeed be good for your brain. Let’s take a closer look. … Continued

Why Sugar is Bad for Brain Health

Reading Time: 4 minutes Sugar is sugar is sugar……or is it not as simple and sweet as that? Just me mentioning sugar will either set you up for a craving or put you in a defensive I-never-touch-the-stuff mode. For most of us though, we’re … Continued

10 Easy Tips to Eat More Fruits and Vegetables

Reading Time: 3 minutes Do you have the best of intentions, but ultimately struggle when you want to eat more fruits and vegetables? Do you get the recommended five to nine servings of fruits and vegetables per day? Don’t worry, you are not alone. … Continued

Caffeine: The Good, The Bad, and the Maybe Not So Bad

Reading Time: 3 minutes I’ve got two interesting topics to share with you in this post. The first one is caffeine. Caffeine: the Good, the Bad, and the Maybe Not as Bad for Us as We Think A recently released book provides us with … Continued